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Holidays in Japan

Festivals of Japan

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In Japan it is very easy to celebrate the holidays.

Because you always know when to celebrate, how to celebrate, what to celebrate and someone to celebrate.

Japanese official calendar has 15 events a year. These days are referred to as sukumizu . that just means “holiday”, and to celebrate they installed the “Law on national holidays”. In the days sukumizu most Japanese could certainly use his legal right to stay.

But the Japanese, who love recreation, fun and hearty feast, could not do just legalized government national holidays.

The Japanese have even Matsuri .

Matsuri is a celebration of the wider sense of the word. This festive procession, and fireworks, and traditional dances and chants, which usually involved a large number of participants and many more spectators. Throughout the year there are many festivals, among which the most favorite one is the Japanese festival of Tanabata love .

Below is a list of the main public and some typical Japanese festivals. The list is constantly updated.

Festive procession in honor of the God Ebisu trade (November, Kyoto).

In each Prefecture, every town and even village has its own traditional festivals-Matsuri inherent Continue reading

Traditions of Valentine’s Day

Gradually the feast of Saint Valentine acquired their rites and traditions, some of them have survived to our time. And in each country they are different.

In all countries this day was very popular to arrange a wedding and get married.

Some argue that in this day a woman may come to her sweet man and politely ask him to marry her. If he is not ready for such a drastic step, we must thank for the honor and give the woman a silk dress and a silk cord strung with a heart.

In some countries, unmarried women give my beloved clothes. If the girl accepted the gift, so she agrees to marry this man.

There is a belief on which the first man he met a girl on February 14, needs to be her Valentine, regardless of his wishes.

Some people believed that if on Valentines day a girl saw a Robin, she would marry a sailor if she saw a Sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be happy with him, if the goldfinch — a millionaire.

In medieval England there was a widespread custom to choose a “Valentine”. Several young people gathered together and wrote on pieces of parchment the names of the girls, put them in a hat and drew lots. The girl, whose name fell to the young man, for the whole year became his “Valentina” but he “Valentine”. “Valentine” resigned to his girlfriend’s sonnets, Continue reading

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